Egyptian Foreign Policy in Libya, Dilemmas and Likely Review

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-foreign-policy-in-libya-dilemmas-and-likely-review/ In light of the recent developments of the Libyan crisis, which traces back to 2014, and the inability of Khalifa Haftar that the current Egyptian regime and its regional allies have been backing, to resolve the crisis by military...

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Is Cairo Going to War?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/82130 In light of this, Sayigh was asked by a journalist to comment on the warning by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on June 20 that Egyptian forces would intervene in Libya if Turkish-backed forces of the Government of National Accord crossed the Sirte-Jufra frontline. His answers are reproduced...

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Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentince Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/libyas-crisis-is-a-tough-puzzle-to-solve-for-egypt/ The new Turkish assertiveness in Libya and Libya National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar’s strategic retreat from the Western part of the country have created a new equilibrium in the conflict. This is...

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Two Paths to Dominance: Military Businesses in Turkey and Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Zeinab Abul-Magd, Ismet Akca and Shana Marshall Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/06/03/two-paths-to-dominance-military-businesses-in-turkey-and-egypt-pub-81869 Egyptian and Turkish military businesses have used their institutional privileges to dominate their respective economies, but they have key differences. Turkey’s military businesses are centrally...

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Egypt: COVID-19 infections among the military amid lack of transparency

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-covid-19-infections-among-the-military-amid-lack-of-transparency/ Major General Shafei Abdel Halim Dawood, director of the Major Projects Department, affiliated to the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, has recently died after contracting the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. It...

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Will Egypt’s Military Companies Float?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2020/04/07/will-egypt-s-military-companies-float-pub-81487 The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Military and Jan. Revolution – Policies and Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-military-and-jan-revolution-policies-and-transformations/ The Egyptian military has dealt with the January 25 revolution 2011 from the early moments of its outbreak, according to a well-thought-out plan in order to achieve repositioning and ultimately re-establish its control over...

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Whither the MFO? The US presence in Sinai has seen its best days

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Geoffrey Aronson Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/whither-mfo-us-presence-sinai-has-seen-its-best-days The Sinai-based Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) will soon celebrate its 41st anniversary. Like most of what the MFO does, recognition will be low key and understated. The MFO has always operated under the radar, but this may...

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Egypt’s Expanding Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Mahmoud Khalid Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/81376 Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund signed a cooperative agreement on February 3 with the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO). The NSPO is an apparatus affiliated with the armed forces that was established during the late President Anwar Sadat’s leadership to ensure...

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